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Writer's Workshop: Where to Begin

Wednesday, February 19
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of how to plan out and start writing a short story with local mystery author Molly MacRae.

About the instructor:

The Boston Globe says   Molly MacRae   writes “murder with a dose of drollery.” She’s the award-winning author of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. As Margaret Welch, she has written two books in the Secrets of Castleton Manor Library mysteries. Molly’s short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine since 1990. After twenty years in northeast Tennessee, Molly lives in Champaign, Illinois.


Writer's Workshop, Spring Series 2020
Series events meet on Wednesdays from 6:30–8 pm

• Feb 19,   Where to Begin – Molly MacRae, 6:30 pm
• Mar 4,   Creative Writing – Jim O’Brien, 6:30 pm
• Mar 18,   Character Development – Ekta Garg, 6:30 pm - Cancelled
• Mar 22,   Celebrating Women Writers, 2–4 pm - Cancelled
• Apr 1,   Copyediting 101 – Dane Torbeck and Lori Martinsek, 6:30 pm - Cancelled
• Apr 15,   Finishing Your Story – Jason Nafziger, 6:30 pm
• Apr 29,   Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony & Reading, 7 pm


Interested in the Short Story Contest? Find story criteria, how to submit your story, and prize information at champaign.org/short-story

*Participants do not need to attend classes to enter story competition. 

Registration is closed.

Adults | Workshop

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C


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